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Ideas to Get You Ready for Spring

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Family enjoying spring weather
For us, Spring always signifies change and an opportunity to refocus on personal wellness. We wanted to share a few of our favourite tips to help you prep for a season of well-being. Spring CleaningSpring is always a good time to start planning for a garage sale and/or to donate unwanted items from...

PPM 158: School Board Polices on Concussions

Thursday, March 20, 2014
Ophea is pleased with the release of the Ministry of Education’s Policy/Program Memorandum (PPM) 158: School Board Policies on Concussions.   Concussion policy is critical to ensuring a safe environment in which kids can be active and have fun. As outlined in PPM 158, the Ministry of Education...

Tips for Healthier Eating

Thursday, March 20, 2014
Student eating a packed lunch
A well-balanced diet has been known to lower cholesterol and help prevent heart disease. As role models who lead our children by example and inspire our future generations, here are a few tips on eating healthy and managing your meals. Feel free to share with your family, friends and young,...

Bring the Spirit & Fun of the Olympic Games Home

Thursday, February 20, 2014
As red mittens dot the country in a telltale sign of another winter Olympics, many teachers across the province are using the 2014 Sochi Games as an opportunity to connect what kids do in school with what our Olympians are doing half way around the world. The opportunities to engage students in...

Take PARC in the Challenge!

Thursday, February 13, 2014
PARC (Physical Activity Resource Centre) is taking to social media to pay it forward through physical activity. Over the past week, many videos have been shared through social media supporting positive actions and good deeds. For more information on how it all began, check out this article. PARC...

Resources for Inclusion

Thursday, January 16, 2014
Did you take a time to read the article in January’s eConnection on inclusion? We’ve put together some additional tips and resources to make sure everyone is able to get into the game! A Few Tips for Inclusion: This sampling of tips was adapted from Steps to Inclusion—an Ophea resource designed to...

Ophea’s Holiday Office Closure

Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Ophea wishes everyone a very happy holiday season and all the best for an active, healthy and happy New Year. Our office will be closed over the holidays from December 25, 2013 until January 2, 2014. Staff will respond to any inquiries upon their return. As always, our websites are accessible any...

What's Your Resolution?

Monday, December 16, 2013
We circled around our office asking what some of our Ophea staff members` resolutions are for January 2014.  Here is what we found, along with some supporting information on how this goal can make a difference and tips to help make it happen: 1.    I want to start training for a marathonBeing...

Stay active this winter!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013
During the cold, winter season, we can all be tempted to stay inside on the couch and avoid engaging in physical activities.  Ensure that you continue a healthy active lifestyle throughout the season with these ten fun ideas: Tobogganing – A winter classic! Skiing/Snowboarding – Whether you are an...

Bringing a Renewed Perspective to Physical Activity

Tuesday, November 26, 2013
From time to time when teaching Physical Education or leading physical activities, we fall into a slump of the same routine.  By getting a bit creative, we can make physical activity more inclusive and fun for everyone.  We have listed some innovative ideas below that we hope will inspire you in...